Supplements To Boost Your Energy Levels
It is a well-known fact that the food we consume can directly influence our energy levels throughout the day. However, certain functional ingredients can actually boost our energy levels even more due to their specific natural compounds, so if you are looking for that extra energy boost before a workout, or even just a little more fuel to get you through your busy workday, here is a list so you can learn more about what functional ingredients can keep you going for longer.
Matcha, which is known for its high amount of antioxidants, also contains a decent amount of caffeine which can help fight fatigue while also increasing mental alertness and physical endurance. The best part about this caffeine is that, unlike coffee or energy drinks, matcha will not make you feel jittery or shaky, but can instead, it steadily increases your energy levels throughout the day.
This is due to the L-theanine, which is an amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter that triggers a slow and steady release of energy. You can browse Discount Supplements’ Matcha products by clicking here.
We have also listed our best-selling Matcha products below:
In reality, matcha is more than a tea, it is a superfood! And this is what Iswari matcha powder delivers: all the good properties of matcha.
The Green Food Blend includes a proprietary combination of organic, non-GMO wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella, and broccoli, and of course: matcha. Every serving is chock full of all the necessary vitamins and minerals so you can finish the day feeling healthy.
Pukka Clean Matcha Green uses only fairly-traded clean green herbs. This tea product also contains whole lemons and dandelion root in the formula, which adds a refreshing taste to it.
The cordyceps militaris mushroom is believed to increase the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is a molecule within the body that plays a very important role in delivering energy to the muscles.
In one study, 37 healthy adults consumed cordyceps for 6 months and saw a significant improvement in their oxygen uptake during a workout while the oxygen uptake of the adults who took a placebo remained the same. You can browse our range of Cordyceps by clicking here.
We have also listed our best-selling Cordyceps supplements:
Irish Botanica Cordyceps can have a number of positive effects on the user including increased stamina and endurance, boosting the immune system, and improving libido. Cordyceps may help your stamina and endurance by promoting better oxygen efficiency, increasing ATP (energy) synthesis, enhancing recovery, and reducing muscle soreness.
Four Sigmatic has a special cacao blend with energising cordyceps mushrooms to support stamina and endurance. Increased energy levels go hand in hand with increased physical performance, and cordyceps are known for keeping lethargy at bay.
There are only a few supplements better than B vitamins for energy! Unfortunately, our body is unable to produce the appropriate amounts of vitamin Bs needed for our optimal health – making B vitamin supplements a good option for those looking for an energy boost.
Vitamin B-12, also known as cobalamin, is a very important vitamin for keeping good health. B-12 can help our body convert what we eat into glucose, which is what gives us energy. If you are suffering from a B12 deficiency, you can feel tired and in some cases develop anaemia – if you are feeling a lack of energy, B12 might be what you need.
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin found in fish, nuts and whole grains. Vitamin B1 also converts carbs and fats into glucose, and anyone suffering with a B1 deficiency can experience low energy and reduced brain and nervous system functions.
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, can lower cholesterol while helping to keep the hair and skin healthy. B5 is also incredibly important as it works with added B vitamins to convert food into energy, and the more B5 is present, the better the energy conversion.
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is great at improving muscle repair, combating anaemia and improving brain function, along with a number of other benefits – most importantly, vitamin B6 can convert proteins, fats and carbohydrates into glucose. Vitamin B6 can also manage energy use too, and prolonged energy can be experienced when taking a B6 supplement.
The fact is, all 8 B vitamins can contribute in their own unique way to metabolism, and the more efficient the metabolism, the more efficient the energy.
You can browse our B vitamins by clicking here. We have also listed our favourite vitamin B supplements below:
Natures Aid Vitamin B Complex provides an excellent source of B vitamins to support normal energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Solgar Vitamin B-complex “100” is an extra high potency Vitamin B-complex. Vitamin B-complex helps your body to properly digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and convert them into energy.
Green Tea Supplements
Green tea can help boost energy levels due to its high caffeine content and antioxidants. Green tea is a great way to provide a boost of energy throughout the day.
We have listed 2 good sellers supplements that contain green tea as an ingredient:
Supreme Nutrition Lean Protein contains a unique blend of Green Coffee Bean extract, Green Tea extract and L-Carnitine to provide the perfect dietary supplement that can be used to support a healthy and active lifestyle.
Natures Aid green tea is a powerful natural antioxidant and helps to maintain a healthy metabolism. This product has the equivalent to 10,000mg of dried leaf and is standardised to provide 297mg of polyphenols, 219mg of Catechins, and 141mg of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).
Coconut products such as coconut oil and coconut milk contain MCTs, which stand for medium-chain triglycerides, these MCTs can help increase the delivery of energy to the brain in the form of ketones, which are the only source of energy that the brain can actually use, other than glucose.
When combined with caffeinated beverages, MCTs have the ability to stabilise energy levels throughout the day, this is done by slowing down the absorption of caffeine. You can browse our range of coconut products by clicking here.
We have listed our best-seller:
This coconut oil product is organic, virgin, raw, cold-Pressed and unrefined. It has also the highest-scoring coconut oil at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards 2014, scoring 2 gold stars!